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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1185815



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Studley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 305558

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STUDLEY CASTLE ROAD SP06SE (North side) 4/210 The Old Castle 01/02/67 (Formerly listed as Castle Cottages)


House, now house and flats. Early C16 and C17 with C19 alterations and additions. Timber framed; close studding and ornamental panelling with brick infill, partly underbuilt in brick. Refacing and additions of C19 brick. Tile roof; brick stacks. Complex L-plan with wing to rear. 2 storeys; 6-window range. 3 equal shallow cross wings, with ground floor built out between. Some exposed framing to first floor of left section and first gable. Central cross wing has diagonal buttresses. Entrance on left has 6-panelled door with rendered hood mould. C19 casements, some with rendered hood moulds Central wing has large full-width casement on ground floor. Window on right under brick segmental arch. First floor has gabled half dormers between cross wings. C16 ridge stack on left has 4 square shafts with V-pilasters. C19 ridge stack on right. Left return side has jettied first floor and 3 equal gables. Close studding, with some ornamental panelling to first floor gables. Ground floor has small amount of painted sham framing. Central C19 casement. First floor has partially blocked old window with C20 casement inserted on left, old 3-light lead-latticed casement in centre, and blocked old 4-light window on right. Right Return side has 2 large gables gables with ornamental brickwork. C19 casements. Altered doorways. Two C19 stacks of 6 square shafts. To rear; Wing on left, largely of C19 brick, but with some fragment of exposed framing. Irregular late C20 fenestration. Within it a formerly external stack of brick with lias quoins and two C16/early C17 square rick shafts with V-pilasters. Main range, mostly, underbuilt, has 4 gables. On left jettied section with brackets, Jowled posts and gable jettied on brackets. 6-paneiled door and adjacent casement. Narrow section with minor gable. Wide range with fowled posts and large gable with heavy tie beam, herringbone framing and blocked attic window. End section has minor central gable. C20 plank door. Irregular fenestration. Interior partially inspected: Exposed framing. Moulded beams and joists. Late C18/C19 Gothick staircase with traceried balustrade and scroll string, VCH records some late C16 panelling with contemporary frieze and scroll ornament, and staircase with flat balusters. Forms part of a group with Church of St. Mary (q.v.). Built on the partially-moated site of the medieval Studley Castle. (V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol. III, p.178; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.423).

Listing NGR: SP0813963842

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1945), 178
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 423

National Grid Reference: SP 08139 63842


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